The Chocolate Case

Hosted by LSE IDEAS, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London and United Nations Cinema

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building


Arjen Boekhold

Arjen Boekhold

Dr Marjolein Busstra

Dr Marjolein Busstra

Charlotte Williams

Charlotte Williams


Dr Mary Martin

Dr Mary Martin

Is eating chocolate linked to child slavery? Watch this entertaining and shocking documentary film about the journalists investigating global chocolate production.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, LSE IDEAS, United Nations Cinema and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands present a screening of The Chocolate Case, followed by a panel discussion on the links between responsible business, consumers, and modern day slavery

Arjen Boekhold (@ArjenBoekhold) is Cocoa Game Changer at Tony’s Chocolonely.

Marjolein Busstra is a Legal Counsel at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is a human rights lawyer, focusing on cyber, new technologies and business and human rights. 

Charlotte Williams is Head of Child’s Rights and Business at Unicef, UK.

Mary Martin is Director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it. 

United Nations Cinema series (@CineONU) is organised by the UN Regional Information Centre. Now in its 10th year, the series has been screening documentary films on global issues with the aim of raising awareness of the work of the United Nations, and through awareness, inspiring people to make a difference.

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London; the Netherlands is a great supporter of human rights and promotes sustainable and inclusive growth worldwide. In 2018 the Kingdom of the Netherlands is one of the 15 members of the UN Security Council, through which it contributes to international peace and security.

Twitter Hashtags for this event: #LSEChocolate, #NLUK, #Standup4HumanRights, #HumanRightsDay


A podcast of this event is available to download from The Chocolate Case.

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